Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) vs Oakland Raiders (2-9)Date : 12/02/2018
Time : 4:05 pm EST
Location : Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders
The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Oakland Alameda Coliseum on Sunday afternoon for a showdown with the Oakland Raiders at 4:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Raiders could not extend the momemtum of a win versus the Arizona Cardinals as they fell to the Baltimore Ravens on the road in their last match up by a 34 – 17 score as Derek Carr was sacked 3 times while throwing for 194 yards along with a TD in the loss. Also, the rushing attack for Oakland was only allowed 64 yards on the ground with Doug Martin rushing for 51 yards along with a TD.
On the other hand, the Kansas City Chiefs halted a four-game winning streak by losing on the road to the Los Angeles Rams by a 54-51 score as Jared Goff threw his 4th touchdown pass of the game to Gerald Everett which sealed the victory with only one minute remaining in the game. The Chiefs picked up the 26-15 home win on December 10th 2017, when these two teams last met; However, the over has been to play in four of the last 5 matchups at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum while the Chiefs have covered the spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings in Oakland, overall.
Kansas City Chiefs's Latest Performance :
As opposed to the Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs have been on a winning streak all season. In fact, they came into their matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers on a four-game winning streak as they looked to extend their stellar play versus one of the best teams in the league. Nonetheless, after a back-and-forth game to where there were numerous lead changes, the Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff found Gerald Everett for a 40-yard touchdown pass late in the game in which to seal the victory while handing the Chiefs their first loss in five outings.
The Chiefs offense was certainly effective throughout as Patrick Mahomes threw for 478 yards, despite being sacked 3 times, along with four TD passes as Tyreek Hill (215 yards, 2 TD’s) along with Travis Kelce (125 yards, TD) led the receiving corps for the game. Kareem Hunt rush for 70 yards on 14 carries in the loss for Kansas City as they converted 3 – 4 times within the red zone for the game.
Despite this, Kansas City looks to get back on the right track versus a terrible Oakland team that has not found the consistency in which to win on a weekly basis in the NFL in 2018.
Oakland Raiders's Latest Performance :
It has been more of the same for the Oakland Raiders as they have continued to struggle throughout the 2018 season. Their offense has been dismal as Derek Carr has had to endure enormous amounts of pressure from opposing defenses while the young quarterback has made his share of mistakes in the meantime. Carr has certainly clean things up in his last six outings as it relates to touchdowns / interceptions as he has six touchdown passes compared to no interceptions during this time.
Nonetheless, the Raiders continue to lose games as their lackluster rushing attack has not developed as they had hoped due to injuries as well as a severe lack of physicality up front. In their last outing, Doug Martin led the team with 51 yards on the ground along with a touchdown while Seth Roberts led the receiving corps 54 yards on only two receptions.
The defense, on the other hand, picked off Lamar Jackson twice in this matchup yet Jackson managed to throw for a touchdown pass along with 194 yards of the night while also rushing for 71 yards as well. And while the defense was solid in defending the pass, the rushing attack for the Raiders pounded the defensive front for Oakland for 242 yards on the night led by Gus Edwards with 123 yards on 23 carries for the game.
How Kansas City Chiefs & Oakland Raiders Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Kansas City is 8 – 2 – 1 ATS while the OU is 6-4
Oakland is 3 – 8 ATS while the OU is 5 – 6
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be a game where the Kansas City Chiefs should definitely dominate. On the other hand, they will have to shake off the remnants of their last loss to the Los Angeles Rams by a mere three points in which two take out the Raiders. Expect the Chiefs to use a balanced attack in which to keep the Raiders shaky defense on edge early. On the other hand, with no semblance of a running game to speak of, the Raiders will look to Derek Carr, once again, in which to keep the game close while also potentially pulling out a stunning victory over the Chiefs this weekend.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick:Kansas City Chiefs - 15
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Chiefs in this matchup along with the points in that not only are they the much better team, but, they will also be ready to take the field once again after their heartbreaking loss versus the Rams last Sunday. In all, expect Mahomes and company to really pull out the stops in this matchup in which to get a much-needed victory while getting back into the win column.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 55.5
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest as it seems that Kansas City will certainly put some points on the board on a porous defense for Oakland. And, of course, Kansas City has not been the most stellar defense in the league by far in 2018, either. With that being the case, look for the Oakland Raiders to also put some points on the board early versus the Chiefs in what will be a blowout victory for the visitors on Sunday.
Betting trends for Kansas City Chiefs:
- Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Under is 3-0-1 in Chiefs last 4 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Over is 4-0 in Chiefs last 4 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Betting trends for Oakland Raiders:
- Oakland Under is 5-0 in Raiders last 5 games in December.
Under is 5-0 in Raiders last 5 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. AFC.